The 425 pauses while the trainman bends the iron from the Tremont Branch to the Minersville Branch.
A PRR cabin car sits patiently in the background as the Hogger watches for signals from his brakeman while making switching movements in the east end of the CNJ yard at Jim Thorpe.
Splitting EardrumsReading & Northern's ex-GM&O Pacific has a bit of a reputation for being one really loud locomotive. It doesn't help that the narrow walls of the Lehigh Gorge only... (more)
A pair of R&N SD50s bring train PNFF through downtown Jim Thorpe, PA [Oct. 2016]
A conductor or trainman collects his belongings from the cab of the recently rebuilt GP39RN, built from an ATSF GP30. The train has just pulled back into Tamaqua after a run to the Hometown High B... (more)
As the final passengers board the train towards the end of the platform, the fireman gives 425 a full head of steam for departure, as proven by the popping safety valve. In a few minutes, the 3:00... (more)
Taking full advantage of the newly upgraded 40 M.P.H track speed, one of Reading and Northern's RDC trips sails Southbound for the new Outer Station from Jim Thorpe. These rails are likely no stra... (more)
Departing Jim Thorpe with cylinder cocks wide open, 425 surrounds itself with exhaust while giving the nearby cars a pressurized steam cleaning.
Rain isn't always a bad thing if one is prepared for it... In fact, it made for some rather dramatic shots at Glen Onoko. 425 never fails to put on one of the best shows in main line steam railr... (more)
Blasting through the rock cut at Glen Onoko Falls, the pride of the Reading & Northern steam fleet leads seven coaches and a converted gondola on a 70-minute excursion. Operating over the main li... (more)
Rainy Day Mood- Every time I go to Glen Onoko, it rains... On the last trip, my old Rebel couldn't handle the moisture and the screen shorted, so I missed this shot. Armed with a plastic ... (more)
Thunder in the GorgeFour and a Quarter charges unassisted thru the rock cut at Glen Onoko, splitting my ear drums with the sound of her exhaust at 40 mph echoing off the rock walls.... (more)
The engineer has a sharp eye on the track as he approaches the Hughes Street crossing in downtown New Ringgold. No. 9166 was built by Budd in February, 1958 for the Boston & Maine.
A scene that's been repeated thousands of times at this very location, albeit with different equipment, was replayed once more today. An export unit coal train is being assembled at St. Nicholas (... (more)
A Strange Turn of EventsNormally, there's no freight traffic on the Minersville branch on a Saturday, but due to some extraneous circumstances (a minor derailment, I heard) near Tre... (more)